Penn State Keeps its Momentum

A few months ago, many Nittany Lion fans were wondering what was happening with their program. They had very few verbal commitments and they were calling for Joe Paterno's resignation. My what a difference a five–star recruit makes for a program.

Name: Sean Lee
Position: LB/S
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215 pounds
40-Yard dash: 4.6 seconds
School: Upper Saint Clair HS, Pittsburgh, PA

Ever since (11/15) the day Gateway (Pa.) star Justin King announced he would be attending Penn State, the speculation began that Upper St. Clair (Pa.) linebacker Sean Lee (6-3, 215, 4.6) would be joining him.

Thursday evening, the rumors became reality as Lee announced he would also attend Penn State. Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno and defensive coordinator Tom Bradley stopped by the Lee household for an in-home visit, and Lee pulled the trigger.

"I've been interested in Penn State for a while now, I just wanted to take a few official visits to make sure I was making the right choice," Lee said. "I liked Iowa and West Virginia, they are great schools, I just felt like Penn State was the best fit for me."

Bradley continues his mastery of recruiting Western Pennsylvania.

"Coach Bradley had the defense playing well all season long," Lee said. "I am excited to be a part of it, I think I fit that system well."

Lee was recently selected to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22" team, he was also selected to the WPIAL Quad-North All-Conference 1st Team as a defensive back.

Lee chose the Nittany Lions over a plethora of offers including Duke, Northwestern, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia. Lee is the Nittany Lions third verbal pledge in the past two days joining (Conn.) defensive back Willie Harriott, and (D.C.) wide receiver James McDonald.

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